Individuals and/or families often require additional financial and/or legal support for family members with disabilities. A cognitive assessment will help you maximize your child’s educational and social development by identifying whether your child has an intellectual disability. This disability can affect your child’s ability to focus, plan, and control responses. Children suffering from intellectual disabilities struggle with tasks such as organizing and keeping up with responsibilities. We can also help families of children struggling with disabilities get financial help.
We offer a range of services to help children with intellectual disabilities, including:
Family Services for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) Support Advocacy, consultation, and coordinated support are available to access the FSCD program's services. This includes services offered through the Developmental Aide model or Specialized Services model.
Assessments for Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) and Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) These programs are available. Sharon also completed AISH assessments on contract to Mandel and Associates.
Disability Tax Credit (T-2201) Completion of the necessary paperwork to apply for this disability tax credit is available.
Capacity Assessments Sharon specializes in completing capacity assessments for parents of 17-year old children transitioning into adulthood. Completing this form allows for sole guardianship and/or trusteeship or shared decision-making abilities in medical, educational, vocational, legal, and financial matters. The process involves a pre-assessment consultation, follow-up interview, and completion of Form 4.
If your child has ADHD or any other mental disorder, it is vital that you support them. Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) helps families build a strong support system to contribute to the child's growth. It helps parents determine their child’s needs. From helping you get information about government programs and services to getting medical supplies, the disability worker will assist you with everything.
Another program offered by the Government of Alberta is Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD). The program is focused on helping individuals live an independent life in society despite their disabilities. The disability services worker understands your vision and needs so as to provide you with the right help and resources. They also offer individual support programs to help you achieve your goals in the stipulated time frame.
The Government of Alberta acknowledges the need for an assured income for the disabled. If you are severely handicapped and cannot earn a living, apply for the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH). The program is focused on helping you get all the financial and health benefits. Specially designed for individuals with a permanent medical condition, the program ensures that you can earn your living without depending on anyone.
Living with a disability is not emotionally and mentally exhausting, but it also comes with additional expenses. The Canadian government can help you with your finances with the disability tax credit. It is a policy for anyone who is disabled or living with an eligible disabled person. From helping you get some relief from the income to making you eligible for disability claims, the policy is devised to offer you an opportunity to spend on your well-being.